Bespoke Wedding Styling + Unique Prop Hire from the Award Winning Not Your Average I Do…

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Introduce yourself…

I’m Kelly Kearley owner of Not Your Average I Do. I’ve worked in the events industry for as long as I can remember, however my passion has always been for weddings, I love love! We strive to be different and stand out from the crowd and this can be seen in all our services from our bespoke styling, to our lighting options and our huge range of props in our Wedding Warehouse. This year I’ve introduced wedding planning workshops to help those couples who want to get stuck in and run their wedding from start to finish. I love sharing my knowledge with couples and setting them up with everything they need to make their wedding day a success.

What are a few of your favourite things?

I love my family, a good glass of wine sitting round a log fire, the sunshine and travel.

But my passion is organising and running weddings and events. It is in my blood. I started at 15 organising the sixth form leavers ball and haven’t looked back!

This year I’m really loving copper and have built up a beautiful range of copper wedding accessories – including table centres, table plans, cake stands and glass votives. I think it looks beautiful set against fresh foliage, soft white drapes and festoon lighting.

Tell us about where the

Award Winning Documentary Wedding Photography full of fun, laughter + true emotions… Meet Marianne Chua

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Natural wedding photography with a fun and quirky twist…

I’m delighted in welcoming Marianne from Marianne Chua Photography to the the Mr & Mrs Unique team. From being named as a Rising Stars of 2017 by Rangefinder magazine to being featured by Fujifilm UK; Marianne has had the most amazing year… which is hardly surprising as we love her honest, documentary photos that burst full of fun, humour and emotions. 

Meet Marianne Chua…

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First Day of School introduction of yourself…

Hi I’m Marianne and I’m a Londoner born and raised, who spent 8 years getting three university degrees only to realise I was better at something I have taught myself! (I’m talking about photography, not my Mr. Brightside dance routine…) ;)

What do you love?

Outside of shooting people’s happiness, I love to run (I do marathons!) and cycle one of my two bikes, Brompt and Big Blue. I am super keen for any and all board games, live escape room games and basically any sort of novel experience! I’ve jumped out of planes and abseiled down waterfalls but I also get a lot of joy out of small things, like junction 16 between the M25 and the M40.

Tell us a bit about your HQ…

I mostly edit and run the business from my home, but I hold all my meetings at a location

Why You Should Work with Indie Bespoke Bridal Designers… Most Curious Wedding Fair Part 2

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Indie wedding exhibitors are kind of what A Most Curious Wedding Fair do…

And this year, we’re thrilled to be sponsoring the show, as it’s what we’re all about too. Last week, Becky talked about the importance of working with indie suppliers for your wedding and how they’re totally key to getting thoughtful, personalised design on the day. This week she’s back to introduce you to some more of the talented suppliers lined up for the fair, who you can chat to and make plans with in less than two weeks time! (If you buy a VIP ticket, you get one of our limited edition print magazines as part of your ticket too…)

THE ACCESSORIES

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Virna Pasquinelli, of Virna Pasquinelli Millinery

I feel that people are starting to rebel against the mass-marketed world where everything is disposable and our ‘likes’ are fed to us by the media and advertising. In a society lacking genuine individuality people increasingly have a desire to differentiate and therefore there seems to be more and more requests for bespoke services.

My Process…

I particularly enjoy the initial meeting with a client as for me is like a game; I study their appearance, body language and the way the talk to capture any kind of sign that makes me understand their unique character and style! I also usually ask them to 

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A Most Curious Wedding Fair returns with some spectacular indie designers…

We are about to fly straight into wedding fair season and one show I’m really excited about visiting this year, for the first time is A Most Curious Wedding Fair.

Most Curious is the biggest independent style-focused wedding show in the UK; holding two shows in Spring, one in London on the 2-4th March and another in Norwich on the 25th March 2018.

This year Mr & Mrs Unique is sponsoring the show and we will be giving away our limited edition printed 2018 magazine within their VIP bags… I’ve not even seen it in print yet, so those getting a copy will be first in the UK to do so!

What I LOVE about Most Curious is the way it supports and promotes really cool, style focused, bespoke wedding suppliers. With this in mind I’m going to hand you over to Rebecca Hoh-Hale; head honcho at MC to tell us about some of the suppliers attending and why we should be investing in and working with indie bespoke designers for our wedding day….

Rebecca…

If using indie makers and suppliers that have a bespoke outlook is something already on your radar; that’s the key to getting a thoughtful design and something truly representative of you and your partner for your big day.…

Neon Signs, Oversized Props + Colourful Decor… Meet Vowed & Amazed

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Pimping up your wedding in style…

When Vowed & Amazed recently joined our network of amazing UK wedding suppliers, to say I was a little bit happy would be a HUGE understatement!! Big, bold, colourful, hand crafted, unique… their collection of props to hire for weddings and events is huge!!

From colourful light up letters to light up moons, enormous prop trees to sequin wall backdrops, they have it all! Today we say holla to the team and find out more about the people behind the brand…

Vowed & Amazed…

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First Day of School introduction of yourself…

Hello! We are Caroline & Stuart the designer and fabricator behind Vowed & Amazed, also secretly husband and wife. We moved from East London to the countryside with 1 mad cat and 1 ridiculously beautiful Son. We design/build original oversize props and décor for weddings and events.

Tell us what are your favourite things?

Our work is our hobby. Serious nerds. We LOVE designing and building in our workshops and hunting for vintage pieces to renovate. Our warehouse is full of half started projects. Arcade machines, bumper cars, old bits of funfairs… and we love spending time there, we just wish it was a bit tidier. But messiness is the curse of the creative (or so we say!).

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Tell us a bit about your HQ…

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